The Moro House & Cottage


Seaside Mondello is lively all year, and this house and cottage sleeps 10 so is perfect for families or friends. Beach and Palermo nearby


7 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome

The Experience

Mondello, super-close to Palermo, is where the city dwellers have escaped to for generations. This attractive, contemporary, single-storey holiday villa is on a narrow residential street away from the main centre – a real oasis. Behind the high wall are lush gardens of citrus trees, olive trees and exotic pines, a summer kitchen too. And outside is where you’ll be, on the big wide terrace and shady lawns. Inside all is light, spacious and spotless – the feel is of a relaxed family home, with painted wooden beams and comfortable sofas. The kitchen is white, blue and charming, and all you need for your first breakfast awaits in the fridge; if you arrive late, dinner can be left for you too. The cottage is on the far side of the garden and is equally delightful; the master bedroom is in a new perfect little separate building. Laze in the beautiful pool or head for popular Mondello – its beach a broad sweep of soft sand dotted with deckchairs, parasols, ice cream stalls and laid-back bars. In winter art and culture emerge – Palermo, the Italian Capital of Culture 2018, is historic and fascinating.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights (excluding Christmas & Easter); 7 nights in winter. Pool open May - September.
First lunch or dinner available on request €25. Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €500
Weekly price
from €3500
Extra electricity charge may be applicable. Cleaning fee €100.
1 House for 10
From €5007 beds5 bedrooms


Had a wonderful Christmas at The Moro House. The nearby sites were well worth while visiting and we enjoyed walking on the beach and paddling in the sea on Christmas Day! The house was great for eating in, but the really helpful owners recommended a wonderful restaurant for Christmas. The weather at Christmas was great, although we were sad not to be able to use the pool at the property. Can really recommend this house - you will have a fabulous holiday here.

Frances, London

A delightful property set in its own grounds. A great position for Mondello and the beach or exploring Palermo. The children just loved the large swimming pool and large outside space for playing. We were a party of nine so we used all three buildings at the property. The owners were very friendly and helpful and invited us to visit their house in the centre of Palermo. Overall a great week.

Derek, Leicester

Lovely cottage set in a beautiful private garden. Ideal location for Mondello beach, exploring Palermo city & NW Sicily . The owners & housekeeper are very friendly and helpful and we were lucky enough to use the stunning pool which had only just been completed. Overall a very relaxing and lovely holiday - only wish we'd booked a second week!


Excellent base to visit NW Sicily. We stayed in the cottage which was very well appointed and comfortable. The owners were also very kind and helpful. Recommended.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosalia Alliata

  • Mondello beach is famous for its white sand and always clear sea. Easily accessible from the Moro you can go either in the equipped part (with deck chairs umbrellas etc,) that in the free part.
  • For those who love the nature there is the famous Capo di Gallo's reserve with cliffs and coves. It's possible to rent a zodiac or a dinghy for visiting the coast or diving at the diving center.
  • A complimentary private visit can be arranged for the Guests of the Moro House in our Historical House : Palazzo Alliata di Pietratagliata (XV century) where the family lives, decribed in ‘Gattopardo. “You can see it on the web side
  • The Arab-Norman itinerary (UNESCO World Heritage Site): the Royal Palace with its magnificent chapel, the Martorana and San Cataldo churches and the Duomo of Monreale.
  • In the centre of Palermo are the Serpotta sculptures in a Baroque style, the typical Capo food market, as well as the magnificent church of Immacolatae.
  • Just outside the city, the Greek temple of Segesta, only 50km from the Moro house, leaves visitors spellbound.And also the small isle of Ustica , where you can go by boat( about one hour )